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What If Poets and Novelists Wrote the Day's News?

What If Poets and Novelists Wrote the Day's News?



“Everything’s okay. Everything’s like usual. Yesterday trading ended. Everything’s okay. The economists went to their homes, the laundry is drying on the lines, dinners are waiting in place . . . Dow Jones traded steadily and closed with 8,761 points, Nasdaq added 0.9% to a level of 1,860 points . . .”




— Israeli author Avri Herling’s summary of the stock market in an experimental issue of Haaretz, a liberal, Hebrew-language Israeli daily newspaper that traded in its staff reporters and had 31 of Israel’s best authors and poets cover the news for one day. (One can only imagine what Franz Kafka, pictured above, would have come up with!)

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